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Parrot Bluetooth Headset With Radio For Motorcycles

10
October
2007
  Posted at 02:33:00 PM
  File under  Bluetooth
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Parrot SK4000
Parrot Open link in a new window, a well known name in wireless technology have released a BluetoothAn industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs, printers, digital cameras, and video game consoles over a secure, globally unlicensed short-range radio frequency. enabled headset for motorcycles. Known under the name Parrot SK 4000, the Bluetooth headset is meant for single use (i.e. no intercom), connecting to a Bluetooth equipped mobile phone. They also offer a FM RDSRadio Data System, or RDS, is a standard from the European Broadcasting Union for sending small amounts of digital information using conventional FM radio broadcasts. The RDS system standardises several types of information transmitted, including time, track/artist info and station identification. RDS has been standard in Europe and Latin America since the early 1990s, but less so in North America. stereo radio within the unit.
Parrot SK4000

Parrot SK4000
The radio can be managed using a remote controller that can be fixed to your handlebar. The remote controller communicates with the helmet unit using wireless RF.

The Parrot interface allows for the use of voice dialing. The Parrot has a voice recognizing software that will dial the number of the person whose name you pronounce. No voice training is required.

You can "walk" through your dialing directory using the remote control, the Parrot will "read" out the names to you. The same applies to the FM radio, the Parrot will tell you which station you're listening to (if the station is RDS enabled).

The battery will last 10 hours while blasting away music, so enough for any long trip. In standby, the battery will last 600 hours. It takes 3 hours to fully charge the unit.

The helmet unit adds 102 grams to the weight of your helmet. The unit has been tested with the Garmin Zumo GPS (so you can receive navigation instructions), but not with the TomTom Rider (yet-this will be done shortly).

Remember, it is dangerous for you and others, to ride and talk on the telephone at the same time. Pull over to talk on your mobile phone!!


Read the special articles on Bluetooth and motorcycles:
Price: €149 (France)
Availability: End 2007

Click here to read the press release Open link in a new window (PDF)

Comment: This looks like a nice unit for all of you who ride around alone (or don't want to talk to a pillion Dunno Smiley), but still want to listen to music and not be wired to your bike.





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